It's during times of incredible lows I pull out my list of "whys". I did this recently and it made me realize something interesting that I wanted to share, maybe some of you will agree.
Giving up is egotistical. I've never been one to quit, but I obviously have highs and lows just like anybody else. I'm extremely hard-headed when it comes to something I decide is worth having to me and I really want.
I realized giving up is egotistical because it's predicated on focusing on how hard it is for YOU instead of focusing on how many people around you you can help when you succeed.
One powerful thought that I remember when I'm struggling is "it's time to retire my parents" who have taught me unbelievable resilience by emigrating from a country where there wasn't much of a future for us. I think having strong "whys" like that help to push through when it gets tough and it most definitely will.
If you're building your version of success, whatever that looks like, you have to expect it to be hard and get knocked down more times than you expect. But if what you dream of is worth it to you, then there's really no other option.
What do you guys think? Thanks for reading